Vail Williams successfully supports apprentices

Vail Williams LLP, leading real estate advisers, has successfully supported an apprentice through her contract and qualifications and taken on another as part of a government driven initiative that encourages businesses to take on apprentices. The government initiative provides real life business skills experience to over one million people.

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to nationally recognised qualifications. By supporting the growth of this programme, businesses are supporting the UK business people of tomorrow.

The programme is managed by Totton College and the apprentices attend the College for one day a week to study for an NVQ.

Vail Williams’ first Apprentice, Jemma Gilbert, has completed her contract with the company and passed her NVQ in Business Administration. She has now secured a permanent position within the HR and administration team at Costa Coffee in Southampton.

In her place, Vail Williams are now supporting another apprentice Charlotte McDowell, who is joining the Vail Williams Southampton office from Hampshire Collegiate School and will be attending a day release course at Totton College. Charlotte is aiming to achieve an NVQ in Business Administration.

Stuart Dawson, Head of HR at Vail Williams commented: “We are delighted to welcome Charlotte to Vail Williams and also wish Jemma well as she moves on in her career. We are very keen to support this government driven initiative as it helps to shape the workforce of tomorrow and gives these apprentices an opportunity to build important business skills.”